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A referendum on secession from Italy is taking place in Venice today.

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A referendum on secession from Italy is taking place in Venice today.

16 March The Italian region of Veneto, whose capital is Venice, began a referendum on secession from Italy. The plebiscite posed the question: "Do you support the formation of the independent, sovereign, federative republic of Venice?"


According to The Telegraph, the referendum will last for five days: from 16 to 21 in March, since various cities will take part in it. Activists who are calling for independence in the region see Scotland and Catalonia as examples, which intend to secede from the UK and Spain, respectively.

The law on the voting authorities of Veneto passed back in 2006 year. Locals will also have to express their views on Venice’s membership in the European Union and NATO.

According to a recent poll, 65% of voters in a region that includes such historical Cities like Treviso, Vicenza and Verona, maintain separation from Rome. In total, according to the publication, about 3,8 million people have the right to vote in the region and can take part in the referendum.

This vote is not binding. At the same time, the outcome of the referendum will be able to lend legitimacy to the supporters of the secession.

Separatists claim that the region transfers to the treasury of Italy for € 20 billion more than it receives services from the state. Immediately after the referendum, if they win, supporters of independence will demand to stop transferring taxes.

The Venetian Republic existed until the end of the XVIII century. In its heyday, it had numerous colonies in the Mediterranean and beyond.

The Most Serene Republic of Venice remained an independent trading state until Napoleon Bonaparte overthrew the last Doge in 1797 and joined Austria. The structure of Italy, Venice entered only in the second half of the XIX century.
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  1. svp67
    svp67 16 March 2014 18: 08
    +20
    If this is true, then for our diplomats it is JUST A GIFT ...
    1. Imperial
      Imperial 16 March 2014 18: 20
      +11
      True, the news showed. Give freedom and independence to Venice!
      1. schizophrenic
        schizophrenic 16 March 2014 18: 39
        +5
        Quote: Imperial
        Give freedom and independence to Venice

        And also to all countries and states from which mattresses pump out resources and finances to support their pants. am
      2. predator.3
        predator.3 16 March 2014 18: 49
        +4
        Quote: Imperial
        True, the news showed. Give freedom and independence to Venice!

        Long live the Papal Region, the kingdoms of Piedmont and Neapolitan, etc. soon there will be a referendum in Scotland, then the Quebec French and Spanish Basques will wake up, and off we go! laughing
        1. kripto
          kripto 16 March 2014 19: 17
          +2
          Following Germany, with all 38 existing states)))))
          1. 120352
            120352 17 March 2014 00: 08
            0
            Oh, and what will mattresses eat something tapericha?
      3. Skifo
        Skifo 16 March 2014 19: 35
        +2
        I was recently in Venice, so there is a feeling that people are just waiting for tourists and that’s all ... maybe it seems like the parties ... But just now it's time for such decisions!
      4. River 64
        River 64 16 March 2014 23: 29
        0
        Freedom and independence within the Russian Federation laughing
    2. techmesh
      techmesh 16 March 2014 19: 11
      +3
      Let's see what the EU, led by Germany, will say on this event. What sanctions will apply to themselves.
      1. 120352
        120352 17 March 2014 00: 09
        0
        How would Kerry hang himself ... How to judge him then?
    3. RND
      RND 16 March 2014 19: 11
      +5
      Quote: svp67
      If this is true, then for our diplomats it is JUST A GIFT ...

      Thanks to the Venetian comrades! soldier
    4. Aleksey_K
      Aleksey_K 16 March 2014 20: 52
      -1
      There is no present here. A bill was issued on the referendum, that is, a legal referendum. In Ukraine, this is not so. The government in Ukraine is illegal. Yes, and the referendum in Crimea is illegal, because was not allowed by their joy. It is simply a consequence of the mockery of Ukraine with the Nazis over the Crimea.
    5. 120352
      120352 17 March 2014 00: 04
      0
      How does Kerry feel there? NATO has not loaded its guns yet? But is there Yarosh with his Right Sector? Are the tires burning already? And where are the snipers put?
  2. Viktor.N.Aleksandrov.
    Viktor.N.Aleksandrov. 16 March 2014 18: 11
    +2
    Just in time!
  3. Sunjar
    Sunjar 16 March 2014 18: 13
    +1
    Flew .... ACH on the joys of all will begin to hold referendums. And the enemies of the Russian land will stir up water in certain regions of Russia on the same topic: in the Caucasus, in Tatarstan, in Boskortastan. One hundred pounds.
    1. Dusk
      Dusk 16 March 2014 18: 26
      +7
      Firstly Bashkortostan. Secondly, this is nonsense in Bashkiria, it doesn’t even occur to anyone to separate ...
      1. poquello
        poquello 16 March 2014 18: 40
        +5
        Quote: Dusk
        Firstly Bashkortostan. Secondly, this is nonsense in Bashkiria, it doesn’t even occur to anyone to separate ...

        If it does not occur, this does not mean that they will not try. Tatarstan stubbornly pushed toward nationalism, it was like that, and tensions arose.
        1. 120352
          120352 17 March 2014 00: 14
          +1
          Today a lot has changed. Take it easy.
          1. poquello
            poquello 17 March 2014 00: 29
            +1
            Quote: 120352
            Today a lot has changed. Take it easy.

            Why calm down? Impact points have changed, postponed to a suitable situation, now they are pumping Dagestan and Siberia slowly and are learning the fifth column. We can calm down, but they will not calm down.
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    2. irk_tma
      irk_tma 16 March 2014 18: 32
      +3
      I think here you are wrong
      with the exception of the Caucasian republics, the rest (Tatarstan, Bashkiria and others) are surrounded by regions with a predominantly Russian population and have no borders with other states, look at the map of the subjects of the Russian Federation and everything will become clear to you
      if, hypothetically, this happens, then these will be stillborn formations
      1. asar
        asar 16 March 2014 18: 45
        +2
        something like states "inside" South Africa! nothing of their own, in fact! and there is no doubt that a chain of referendums will go around the world! and the same states are not guaranteed against this!
      2. 120352
        120352 17 March 2014 00: 15
        +1
        And in the Caucasus, pro-Russian sentiment is now clearly superior.
    3. Vadim12
      Vadim12 16 March 2014 18: 36
      +4
      Bashkiria is almost 500 years old as part of Russia. Not a single mongrel blather. Severely ill on the head - does not count.
      1. gfs84
        gfs84 16 March 2014 18: 48
        +4
        In Tatarstan, there are also no prerequisites for separation, although in the early 90s there were such patients ...

        Here, in Bashkiria and Tatarstan, the elites and business are too closely tied to the rest of Russia ... What I write about, I now live in Bugulma (RT), practically all relatives live in Tuymazov (RB) and in Ufa ...

        I work in the field of oilfield services, so we don’t forget that Tatneft and Bashneft have enough projects both in the Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Orenburg region, Samara region and Siberia, the same goes with the field of petrochemicals (their fields are not 100% loaded with refineries), and this is the basis of the budgets of our regions ...
      2. Aleksey_K
        Aleksey_K 16 March 2014 20: 58
        -10%
        Do not call anyone mongrel. If the Bashkirs conspire with the Tatars, then Russia will fall apart in two. And they will cut so many of us Russians that they will resemble the Middle Ages. And after that, China and Japan will attack cut off from Russia from Kamchatka to Bashkiria. NATO and the United States will not stand aside either.
        1. muginov2015
          muginov2015 16 March 2014 21: 22
          +1
          how many experts got divorced and all Tatars decide for us. minus to you Alesha from the Tatar
          1. 120352
            120352 17 March 2014 00: 19
            0
            And you, Tatar, from me, Russian PLUS. It’s a pity that it is no longer possible. We have been living together for 500 years and I know how the Tatars behave in a combat situation. I’ll go reconnaissance with you.
            1. poquello
              poquello 17 March 2014 00: 39
              +1
              Quote: 120352
              And you, Tatar, from me, Russian PLUS. It’s a pity that it is no longer possible. We have been living together for 500 years and I know how the Tatars behave in a combat situation. I’ll go reconnaissance with you.

              And where is the promised Tatar, I’ll put my own schA, and he has 0
        2. 120352
          120352 17 March 2014 00: 17
          0
          And do not dream, lieutenant. With such sentiments, you cannot trust a platoon. Immediately go captive give up, coward.
        3. poquello
          poquello 17 March 2014 00: 54
          +1
          Quote: Алексей_К
          Do not call anyone mongrel. If the Bashkirs conspire with the Tatars, then Russia will fall apart in two. And they will cut so many of us Russians that they will resemble the Middle Ages. And after that, China and Japan will attack cut off from Russia from Kamchatka to Bashkiria. NATO and the United States will not stand aside either.

          Are you Russian? rzhunimagu, and the Tatars and Bashkirs and Chechens and Russians and Ukrainians and Americans, etc. - all Russians if they consider themselves to be and help Russia.
    4. Russ69
      Russ69 16 March 2014 18: 47
      +3
      Quote: Sunjar
      Flew .... ACH on the joys of all will begin to hold referendums. And the enemies of the Russian land will stir up water in certain regions of Russia on the same topic: in the Caucasus, in Tatarstan, in Boskortastan. One hundred pounds.

      You think that the Kremlin did not calculate the situation ... There can be a risk, only any sane person can clearly see what happened to the countries that went into free swimming after the collapse of the USSR. In the Caucasus, by the way, they have already played enough independence and no one expresses such desires ...
  4. stork
    stork 16 March 2014 18: 16
    -3
    and it will be so
  5. Stasi
    Stasi 16 March 2014 18: 17
    +3
    We look forward to another referendum in Scotland about separation from England. The recognition of Kosovo has triggered a domino effect in Europe regarding sovereignty. Soon, Europe will become a continuous patchwork quilt, which it was in the Middle Ages, before the formation of European states.
    1. scientist
      scientist 16 March 2014 18: 51
      +1
      An increasingly less healthy society wants to quickly separate from rotten Europe, so that rot does not spread deeper.
  6. Damascus
    Damascus 16 March 2014 18: 17
    +4
    Quote: Sunjar
    Flew .... ACH on the joys of all will begin to hold referendums. And the enemies of the Russian land will stir up water in certain regions of Russia on the same topic: in the Caucasus, in Tatarstan, in Boskortastan. One hundred pounds.


    Better learn how "Bashkortostan" is spelled, smart guy. Detected enemies of Russia, you know. :-)
  7. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN 16 March 2014 18: 17
    +1
    Well, then you figure it out in your own EU, then poke others in the nose!
  8. hz123
    hz123 16 March 2014 18: 18
    +1
    + Catalonia + Scotland, and Geyrope is all about us villains. There is very little information about Venice. Yes, 140 countries of "members" in Geyrop!
    1. Iron Mike
      Iron Mike 16 March 2014 18: 40
      +1
      I've been to Barcelona a couple of times, though a long time ago. The Catalunian language is very different from Spanish and Natsik - supporters of the separation from Spain, darkness, the majority of the population. Nobody will let them run away anywhere. Autonomy is light and good.
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  9. mabuta
    mabuta 16 March 2014 18: 22
    +3
    Kosovo is becoming a bigger bone in the throat of the West, and yet it was warned like people.
  10. Orenburg
    Orenburg 16 March 2014 18: 27
    +6
    Giving sovereignty to Brighton Beach!
  11. mvv
    mvv 16 March 2014 18: 27
    +3
    nda EU may not survive the next decade and stupidly scatter again in the clearing
    1. VladimS
      VladimS 16 March 2014 18: 46
      +1
      Because the merger was not dominated by an economic prerequisite to that but by political calculation. But you can’t cross a hedgehog and a snake, as we know!
      Many sovereign states in the recent past, only lost from this association, lost the citizens of those countries ...
      It is no coincidence that those who are smarter (richer) did not enter the EU. And to trade .. yes, please!
  12. W1950
    W1950 16 March 2014 18: 33
    +1
    Where are the howls of the USA and European shobls?
  13. loginovich
    loginovich 16 March 2014 18: 33
    +2
    Quote: mvv
    nda EU may not survive the next decade and stupidly scatter again in the clearing


    Your words are even to God.
  14. Arh
    Arh 16 March 2014 18: 33
    +2
    And I thought that today a referendum is being held in Crimea from secession from Ukraine and joining Russia wink laughing good )))
  15. Humpty
    Humpty 16 March 2014 18: 34
    +3
    A romantic died in me in the back streets of Venice. Everything is the same as ours. Behind beautiful buildings, crumbling wet stucco, corners are used in the usual way. He ate ice cream and remembered Zhirinovsky’s testament, washed his socks and washed his feet in the muddy water of the canal.
    Their business is how and with whom to live. The people are not bad, any prostitute (burnt muzzles like ours) on the street will cordially tell you where the hotel is, the campsite.
  16. Dikson
    Dikson 16 March 2014 18: 36
    +1
    Well ... pushed the domino ... now the houses and sprinkled ..
  17. hz123
    hz123 16 March 2014 18: 36
    +1
    it’s necessary to help the poor and oppressed doge, of course, purely moral-extremist literature, then, when they ripen (exaggerate), otherwise the shame-free world of VO supports all freaks, and we lag behind
  18. Ruswolf
    Ruswolf 16 March 2014 18: 36
    +1
    I hope that in Italy and London there will be no euromaidan!
    Got badly with a single economic space, unisexuality and with their own artificial "euro"!
  19. VladimS
    VladimS 16 March 2014 18: 40
    +4
    In the situation with Serbia .. opened the Pandora's box.
    Russia warned of the consequences and precedent of this political step.
    Didn't listen ... "Get it and sign it"!
    I believe we’ll see something else, we’ll be witnesses.
    Further more.
  20. Free Island
    Free Island 16 March 2014 18: 44
    +3
    still the United States to separate from ... the planet Earth)))))
    1. shuhartred
      shuhartred 17 March 2014 00: 03
      0
      Quote: Free Island
      still the United States to separate from ... the planet Earth)))))

      At only with the help of an asteroid, such a baalsh. And then, Bruce Willis will not give and save everyone.
  21. hz123
    hz123 16 March 2014 18: 45
    +4
    and in the meantime, one of the activists of the rally sent an appeal to the consulate on behalf of the veche of the city of Kharkov. Before that, he read it out to the audience. The appeal asked Russia to "protect rights" and guarantee freedom to Kharkiv citizens. The greatest enthusiasm was aroused by the item with the request "to bring peacekeeping troops of the Russian Federation into the territory of Kharkov and Kharkov region."

    Source: http://politikus.ru/articles/14810-mitinguyuschie-v-harkove-peredali-v-konsulstv
    o-rf-obraschenie-s-prosboy-zaschitit-ih-prava.html
    Politikus.ru
  22. Russ69
    Russ69 16 March 2014 18: 50
    +7
    Good comment caught ....

    We live in the most interesting country in the world. Only in Ukraine, the flags of the Russian Federation hang on the buildings of the SBU, Prakuratura and other law enforcement agencies, saying that everyone does not give a damn about Ukrainian laws. Only in Ukraine can they threaten Putin with war and at the same time peacefully give him land. Only Ukraine can allocate money for the army when it is already gone. Only Ukrainians can make riots in some areas, and at the same time be indignant when this happens in others. Only in Ukraine, the presidential candidate and world boxing champion is afraid to go to the voters, as they can beat him. Only in Ukraine, the majority of the population does not recognize the Ukrainian language. Only in Ukraine does the struggle with oligarchs end with the burning of the House of Trade Unions and the appointment of oligarchs as governors of the regions.

    Source: http://polemika.com.ua/news-141226.html
  23. Capyar 48315
    Capyar 48315 16 March 2014 18: 52
    +1
    All of these intra-European squabbles are still not interesting to world players because - 1) the buildup of the situation in these countries is a blow to the EU’s breath and is already weakened by problems. 1) the political reorganization there - will not bring any geostrategic or economic benefits to the United States (for now). So compare Venice and Crimea - like x ... with a finger
    1. AVIATOR36662
      AVIATOR36662 16 March 2014 19: 15
      +1
      Our people are also sitting in Venice. At least people who are not alien to us. Namely by history and kinship. Yes, these are all prerequisites for great fermentation in the EU. The result will be, as the VVZh would definitely say!
  24. scientist
    scientist 16 March 2014 18: 55
    +1
    Quote: Stasi
    We look forward to another referendum in Scotland

    Or maybe after the referendum they also want to join Russia?
  25. pvv113
    pvv113 16 March 2014 18: 58
    +8
    Quote: W1950
    Where are the howls of the USA and European shobls?
    THEY IN CRIMEA VOICE COMMUNICATIONS RIPPED
  26. Evgenij.
    Evgenij. 16 March 2014 19: 01
    +2
    now sprinkle
  27. Skifo
    Skifo 16 March 2014 19: 29
    +1
    Freedom Angela Davis! (c) Sukhorukov. It raced! Waiting for the southern states to start running away from the USA ......
  28. mamont5
    mamont5 16 March 2014 19: 43
    +2
    Something continuous referenda for the separation went. Here is Venice, with Scotland in England and Catalonia in Spain. What is the inviolability of borders in Europe?
  29. Rurikovich
    Rurikovich 16 March 2014 20: 07
    +2
    There in Texas, by chance, ours are not? repeat Maybe they will ask us - they are always happy. We will accept on the terms of the subject of the Russian Federation drinks
  30. uzer 13
    uzer 13 16 March 2014 21: 20
    0
    There is a tendency toward decentralization, but the reasons are mainly of an economic nature (we would have their problems). Only the Celts have old accounts with Great Britain and do not want to be in it for other reasons and do not take material costs into account.
  31. Delink
    Delink 16 March 2014 21: 28
    0
    And why do not we support the separation of Venice from Italy. We are fighting for the rights of people.
  32. kelevra
    kelevra 16 March 2014 23: 08
    0
    The chain reaction is running!
  33. Chifka
    Chifka 16 March 2014 23: 21
    0
    Right now, "little green men", they are "polite people", work !!!! Now nobody, then everywhere will be needed! Well, it’s understandable with the gamerope, but with their transfer to Washington, the campaign will have difficulties ... Although we are no stranger to, and in the White House, if what ... "The guard is tired!"
  34. project sity
    project sity 17 March 2014 01: 15
    0
    They also ask for Independence :) Let's see how things will continue.